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    new chain, new grinding?

    My old chain was at .75, so I put a new one on. I seems smooth when the bike is on the stand. When I pedal with load, it seems to have a frequent grind. I am thinking I also need a new cassette. Any other ideas? Sram force 10 speed components.
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    you need a cassette

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    you probably already checked, but make sure the chain is routed correctly through your rear derailleur wheels.

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    How badly lubricated (or not at all) are the pulley bushings/bearings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjc View Post
    you probably already checked, but make sure the chain is routed correctly through your rear derailleur wheels.
    He'd notice that in the stand for sure. Most likely needs a new cassette. Happening in all cogs or the ones you use the most? Notice more in the smaller cogs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadleg View Post
    My old chain was at .75, so I put a new one on. I seems smooth when the bike is on the stand. When I pedal with load, it seems to have a frequent grind. I am thinking I also need a new cassette. Any other ideas? Sram force 10 speed components.
    Thanks
    If you stand on the pedals and your chain skips on the cassette, that means a new cassette (or at least replace the cogs that skip, which is typically not an option but sometimes is). Not sure what you mean by "grind."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Not sure what you mean by "grind."
    Right. New chains tend to be a little louder than old ones, for a little while. No mention of bad shifting or anything else here, just "grinding" aka noise. If that's it and it's not 'that' loud or weird/different sounding it's probably nothing out of the ordinary.

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